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Military-style police on patrol (© Rodrigo Abd/AP Images)

Cuba’s torture methods in Venezuela take a brutal toll

Cuban personnel inside Venezuela are training the Venezuelan special police forces to use torture on its citizens, according to a recent report.
Man standing inside antenna testing room (© Jason Lee/Reuters)

Beijing could use 5G to further repress citizens

5G technology will have many benefits, but Beijing may use data to track and oppress people around the world, a U.S. government official says.
Head of a golden coffin holding a mummy (© Mahmoud Bakkar/AP Images)

U.S. sends stolen ancient gold coffin back to Egypt

U.S. authorities, working with international counterparts, followed the trail of a stolen artifact from Egypt. Learn how the treasure made its way home.
Flags of United States and El Salvador (© Shutterstock)

El Salvador and U.S. sign cooperative agreement on asylum

The United States and El Salvador signed an asylum agreement to curb human trafficking and provide a humane solution to the issue of migration.
Ancient stone gate and columns (© DeAgostini/Getty Images)

U.S., Algeria combat cultural property trafficking

For years, the U.S. has helped Algeria to protect and conserve its cultural heritage. A recent bilateral agreement makes that partnership even stronger.
Soldiers with mock weapons on a boat (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher A. Veloicaza)

U.S. joins 10 Indo-Pacific nations in anti-piracy exercise

Indo-Pacific countries are refining skills to combat piracy and smuggling in the 18th Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) exercise.
Crowd of people walking beneath security cameras (© Andy Wong/AP Images)

China exports tools of repression to the world

China is exporting technological know-how that can help authoritarian governments track, reward and punish citizens through digital surveillance.
Venezuela's Helicoide building (© Fernando Llano/AP Images)

Architectural marvel is now a notorious Venezuela prison

A building in Caracas, Venezuela, known as the Helicoide could not be more different today from what its original creators intended in the 1950s.
Infographic depicting actions that could be punished by lashing (State Dept./United Nations) (Photo © Hossein Esmaeli/AP Images)

Who is sentenced to lashings in Iran and why

Iran's Islamic Republic hands out "lashing" sentences based on its penal code. Learn who is punished in this cruel and barbaric manner and why.